Syria, a country in Asia that is next to Saudi Arabia, is being ruled by what some people call a dictator. This tyrant took over Syria not that long ago. This dictator’s name is Bashar al-Assad. His father, Hafez al-Assad, died in 2000. His son then inherited the leadership of Syria. Many people in Syria are voting for President Bashar al-Assad to resign. According to witnesses, soldiers who refuse to shoot Syrian civilians that are rebelling are executed by the Syrian army.
All over Syria, people are being killed at random, and children are being taken away and tortured by the Syrian government. Many protestors and rebels in Syria are using the former flag of Syria as a rebel flag. On the May 14, 2012, thirty Syrian soldiers were killed at a clash with the rebels at Rastan. Many organizations are trying to stop the constant fighting in Syria.